The Demystification Committee is a framework for art and research, investigating the covert, extended systems of power that shape society. This exploration encompasses the study of platforms, legal frameworks, machines and communication networks.
The Committee currently focuses on the toxic relationship between sovereignty, anonymity and finance [the Offshore Studies]; and the friction between communication networks and their physical surroundings [the Network Ensemble].
The systems that the Committee investigates make themselves known, often unintentionally, through the production of noise. When listened to, this noise helps to identify their actions, track their machinations and foresee their intentions. To facilitate this, the Committee adapts to ever-changing scales and speeds and investigates ruptures across technical, physical and juridical boundaries.
This practice necessitates the creation of tools and machines for exploration and develops towards public engagement through roundtables, sound performances, visual artefacts and writing.
Going beyond the use of specific techniques or technologies, the Demystification Committee offers alternative narratives to the dominant myths surrounding technology and society.